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Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony

Principal Guest Conductor Designate Maxim Emelyanychev leads the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra in Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s last symphony. The designation Jupiter was added after the composer’s death and is believed to originate from the eponymous Roman god, whose bolts of lightning you can hear in the opening chords of the first movement. French-German cellist Nicolas Altstaedt performs Grażyna Bacewicz’s second cello concerto and the programme also includes Sergei Prokofiev’s imaginative symphonic suite The Love for Three Oranges.


SWEDISH RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

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The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is a multiple-award-winning ensemble renowned for its high artistic standard and stylistic breadth, as well as collaborations with the world’s finest composers, conductors, and soloists. It regularly tours all over Europe and the world and has an extensive and acclaimed recording catalogue.

Daniel Harding has been Music Director of the SRSO since 2007, and since 2019 also its Artistic Director. His tenure will last throughout the 2024/2025 season. Two of the orchestra’s former chief conductors, Herbert Blomstedt and Esa-Pekka Salonen, have since been named Conductors Laureate, and continue to perform regularly with the orchestra.

The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra performs at Berwaldhallen, concert hall of the Swedish Radio, and is a cornerstone of Swedish public service broadcasting. Its concerts are heard weekly on the Swedish classical radio P2 and regularly on national public television SVT. Several concerts are also streamed on-demand on Berwaldhallen Play and broadcast globally through the EBU.

Maxim Emelyanychev is Principal Conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since 2019 and Chief Conductor of the historically informed orchestra Il Pomo d’Oro since 2013. Since his critically acclaimed debut in 2014 in Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla, he has been touring extensively with guest engagements all over Europe.

Highlights of the 2023/24 season include debuts with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Mozarteum Orchestra at the Salzburg Festival. He also returns to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic and Mahler Chamber Orchestra, among others, performs a violin-piano recital with Aylen Pritchin at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, and goes on both a European tour with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and an Asian tour with the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris.

Emelyanychev has worked with leading orchestras all over the world, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Bergen Philharmonic.

His operatic engagements include Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Handel’s Agrippina at the Royal Opera House, Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro at the Théâtre du Capitole in Toulouse and Handel’s Rinaldo with Jakub Józef Orliński in the title role at the Glyndebourne Festival. He has been invited several times to perform during the BBC Proms and at the Edinburgh International Festival.

He is engaged in a multi-year project recording Mozart’s complete symphonic catalogue with Il Pomo d’Oro, with whom he has already made several recordings, including symphonies and concertos by Haydn. He has also recorded several acclaimed albums with Jakub Józef Orliński, and Handel’s Agrippina with Joyce DiDonato which received a Gramophone Award. Other award-winning releases include Schubert’s 9th symphony with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and a solo album with Mozart sonatas played on fortepiano.

Tysk-franska cellisten Nicolas Altstaedt spelar regelbundet med ledande orkestrar världen över såsom Tjajkovskijs symfoniorkester vid Moskva-radion, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Finska Radions Symfoniorkester och Tjeckiska filharmonin. Vid flera tillfällen har han uruppfört ny musik av tonsättare som Fazil Say, Thomas Adès och Jörg Widmann. 2010 vann han det prestigefulla Credit Suisse Young Artist Award. Nicolas spelar på en Robert König-cello från 2012 och en Giulio Cesare Gigli-cello från 1789.

Approximate concert length: 1 hour 50 minutes with intermission